Ad-Remover

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by desie, Jan 31, 2004.

  1. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    Hello all.

    My Mums work colleague has a computer at home and she wants an Ad blocker/remover for her computer cause she gets really annoyed by them apparently.

    I'm looking for a great Ad-Remover that should be simple to Install but yet effective with minimal configuration.

    The program must also be freeware with no rubbish spyware in it.

    I personally use Mozilla to block pop-ups and Outpost firewall gets rid of the web page ad's for me. I just need a really good and easy to use program for my mums work colleague. Any ideas?

    I used to use webwasher and that was really good but it aint free now :(.
     
  2. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    To stop pop up ads use the google toolbar. Free download from the google site www.google.com.

    For spyware removal use adaware. www.adaware.com
     
  3. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm not asking for plugins and spyware removal lol. I'm looking for an app that removes webpage ad's and popups. When I meant spyware I was saying that the ad program must not have any adverts it self lol if it's freeware.
     
  4. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    speaking of ad aware i got this of a customers system yester day, there account wouldent work so i tryed this when i got into the computer and i was amazed, LOOK AT PIC
     

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  5. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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  6. Dadx2mj

    Dadx2mj Happy Camper

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    I dont know about removing web page adds but for the pop ups FreeSurfer works great and has a little foot print on the system. I have not seen a pop up in forever thanks to it and it is a no brainer to install and set up. Just do a google search for it. And yes it is free!!
     
  7. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    I dont know about removing web page adds but for the pop ups FreeSurfer works great and has a little foot print on the system. I have not seen a pop up in forever thanks to it and it is a no brainer to install and set up. Just do a google search for it. And yes it is free!!

    Sound fun, any other suggestions?
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    That's insane.

    I don't use it anymore, but I think a program called adshield should work for you. In conjuction with a modified hosts file.
     
  9. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    That is down right nuts dude. When was the last time they cleaned there pc out ?? If I saw that I would do a reformat stat. I can just imagine what else is in there lol

    The four main progs to use are:
    • Ad-Aware
    • Hyjackthis
    • Spybot Search and Distroy
    • Pest patrol
    You run those on a "frenquent" basis you should be fine. As far as blocking adds there are a lot of firewalls that do that. You could also use browsers like MyIe, Advant, and Mozilla to block them also.
     
  10. desie

    desie OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks for the suggestion. FreeSurfer looks good.